We got our first look at FOX's new sci-fi comedy The Orville earlier today when show creator Seth MacFarlane shared a photo on twitter, but now we are getting a much better idea of what this show is going to be with the release of the first trailer, which you can watch below. Here's the synopsis:
In the 25th century, Earth is part of the Planetary Union, a far-reaching, advanced and mostly peaceful civilization with a fleet of 3,000 ships. Down on his luck after a bitter divorce, Planetary Union officer Ed Mercer MERCER (MacFarlane) finally gets his chance to command one of these ships: the U.S.S. Orville. Determined to prove his worth and write a new chapter in his life, Ed finds that task all the more difficult when the First Officer assigned to his ship is his ex-wife, Kelly Grayson (Adrianne Palicki)."
The pilot episode is written by MacFarlane and directed by Iron Man director Jon Favreau.
I feel like it's easier for MacFarlane to get away with his brand of raunchy comedy on an animated series like Family Guy, so it will be interesting to see how much he will be able to get away with in this live-action show. What do you think, will The Orville survive network TV?